#RETROID, I’ve returned to you. :) (at Glow Nightclub)

#RETROID, I’ve returned to you. :) (at Glow Nightclub)

Old stomping grounds. (at The Comics Place)

Old stomping grounds. (at The Comics Place)

Still smells as good as I remember, though. (at The Teriyaki Bar)

Still smells as good as I remember, though. (at The Teriyaki Bar)

Wow…they’re really branching out beyond teriyaki… (at The Teriyaki Bar)

Wow…they’re really branching out beyond teriyaki… (at The Teriyaki Bar)

Is it just me, or do cars drive really close to the terminal here? (at Chicago O’Hare International Airport)

Is it just me, or do cars drive really close to the terminal here? (at Chicago O’Hare International Airport)

Oh, O’Hare… (at Chicago O’Hare International Airport)

Oh, O’Hare… (at Chicago O’Hare International Airport)

"Have a nice trip, stupid."

"Have a nice trip, stupid."

Airport friends tonight. #DonkeyKong #DiddyKong #DKCR3D

Airport friends tonight. #DonkeyKong #DiddyKong #DKCR3D

Another Father’s Day without my Dad, so today is especially emotional for me. This was one of the last photos of he, my brother, and myself taken together at a family photo session in 2008 or 2009.
My dad had a legendary temper, and through part of his life had struggled with alcohol, and even had a few trust issues. By the end of his life, though, many of these issues were gone, and what was left over were the best traits that he’d always had: intense love of family, desire to do good, strong faith in people and in his role as a church Elder, and sheer brilliance granted through his own will and his cosmopolitan outlook.
Seriously, I wish I had a tenth of the brainpower of my father, a man who’d scored 1598 on his SAT for getting two answers wrong, and having one of them re-scored on appeal because he was technically correct.
His job listed him as a “dynamic processor,” which basically means that he helped turn crude oil into gasoline. As a chemist, mathematician, and even a philosopher, he was pretty much second to none.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him, and in many ways, I think I’ll be struggling with my loss of him for the rest of my life. But he also gave me the best gifts that a father can give to a son: patience, appreciation of knowledge and the way things work, and most importantly his time. He was there in my life, and that’s a treasure that not everyone gets to experience, no matter how much every person deserves it.
I miss my dad a lot, and I wish I could spend today with him to tell him how much I appreciate him and everything he did for my family, and myself. Happy Father’s Day to my dad and dads everywhere. Make it count, please.

Another Father’s Day without my Dad, so today is especially emotional for me. This was one of the last photos of he, my brother, and myself taken together at a family photo session in 2008 or 2009.

My dad had a legendary temper, and through part of his life had struggled with alcohol, and even had a few trust issues. By the end of his life, though, many of these issues were gone, and what was left over were the best traits that he’d always had: intense love of family, desire to do good, strong faith in people and in his role as a church Elder, and sheer brilliance granted through his own will and his cosmopolitan outlook.

Seriously, I wish I had a tenth of the brainpower of my father, a man who’d scored 1598 on his SAT for getting two answers wrong, and having one of them re-scored on appeal because he was technically correct.

His job listed him as a “dynamic processor,” which basically means that he helped turn crude oil into gasoline. As a chemist, mathematician, and even a philosopher, he was pretty much second to none.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him, and in many ways, I think I’ll be struggling with my loss of him for the rest of my life. But he also gave me the best gifts that a father can give to a son: patience, appreciation of knowledge and the way things work, and most importantly his time. He was there in my life, and that’s a treasure that not everyone gets to experience, no matter how much every person deserves it.

I miss my dad a lot, and I wish I could spend today with him to tell him how much I appreciate him and everything he did for my family, and myself. Happy Father’s Day to my dad and dads everywhere. Make it count, please.

#DiddyKong is the man. #DonkeyKong #TropicalFreeze

#DiddyKong is the man. #DonkeyKong #TropicalFreeze